Eciton velutatus

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Eciton velutatus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Eciton jansoni)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Eciton
Species: Eciton velutatus
Menozzi, 1926

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Eciton jansoni.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • velutatus. Eciton (Eciton) velutatus Menozzi, 1926d: 30, fig. 1 (m.) COSTA RICA. Junior synonym of jansoni: Borgmeier, 1953: 11.


  • Borgmeier, T. 1953. Vorarbeiten zu einer Revision der neotropischen Wanderameisen. Stud. Entomol. 2: 1-51 (page 11, Junior synonym of jansoni)
  • Menozzi, C. 1926d. Due nuove specie di Eciton Latr. (Hymenoptera - Formicidae). Folia Myrmecol. Termit. 1: 29-32 (page 30, fig. 1 male described)